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Back to the Animals: Zoo reopens to general public on Monday

The Gladys Porter Zoo began rolling out a members-only soft reopening on Thursday and will open to the general public starting Monday. Reservations through an...

Los Fresnos High School graduation set for Saturday

The Los Fresnos High School Class of 2020 will assemble one final time for commencement exercises at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Leo Aguilar Memorial...

BISD: Summer school online only; In-person instruction ruled out

Even though Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has given the go-ahead to do so, the Brownsville Independent School District has decided not to offer in-person...

Reliable Source: New public information director comes onboard at BISD

Jason E. Moody, the Brownsville Independent School District’s new Director of Public Relations and Community Engagement, plans to tell BISD’s story from the positive...

BISD finalizing graduation plans; Commencements to begin in June

The Brownsville Independent School District is finalizing graduation plans for the district’s seven early college high schools. Ceremonies will be held on successive nights...

Virtual Honors: Two UTRGV Medical School graduates from Brownsville

Two members of the inaugural class of graduates at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine are from Brownsville and plan...

Brownsville schools place on U.S. News annual rankings of top public high schools

U.S. News & World Report has named the Harmony School of Innovation in Brownsville and all 23 Harmony Public Schools in Texas to its...

UTRGV Opera Theater to present ‘Carmen’ online

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has launched Patron of the Arts Online, a free online concert series to lift spirits during the COVID-19 emergency. On April 23-24 the series will feature UTRGV Opera Theater in one of the greatest operas of all time, “Carmen,” in Spanish. The production features music and spoken dialogue in Spanish, translation by Eduardo de Bray, said Dahlia Guerra, UTRGV assistant vice president for public art. “During these difficult times, we turn to music to bring comfort to our students, friends and patrons. Our Patron of the Arts Online series will share the musical talents of our School of Music faculty and students with a variety of wonderful concerts that everyone can enjoy in the comfort of their homes,” Guerra said. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Behavioral hospital has hotline, offers help

The Lower Rio Grande Valley’s primary behavioral health provider has a crisis hotline to help people deal with the stress and anxiety caused by...

Ex-school administrators launch mask-sewing project

  By GARY LONG Staff Writer BROWNSVILLE — Rachel Ayala and Berta Pena, two former BISD assistant superintendents, have launched “Project Mask,” an effort to sew hundreds...